Ryanair passenger numbers increased by half a million last month following increased demand for summer vacations.
YanAir carried a total of 15.9 million passengers in June, compared to 15.4 million a month ago.
It also marked an increase of 208pc from June 2021 where the budget airline reported a total of 5.3 million passengers.
The carrier operated more than 88,400 flights in June, a slight increase from May as the summer season continues. Ryanair reported a load factor of 95 per cent for the month, up 3 per cent from May.
Halfway through the year, Ryanair passenger numbers now stand at 134.5 million, a 283 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2021.
Despite a growing appetite for travel, travelers continue to grapple with airport disruptions. Late last week, airport workers in Paris were forced to cancel several flights, with the promise of more to follow this month.
Ryanair cabin crew based in Spain also revealed plans to strike for 12 days in July.
In an interview with the UK’s Daily Telegraph last month, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said any strike action would affect “less than 1 pc” of Ryanair’s European operations, with crew earning between £24,000 and £25,000. 45,000 would be between.
“Most people are happy to be in jobs and working post-Covid,” he said.
“Everyone can pay their rent. The idea that people are on minimum wage or that they don’t get paid when they don’t fly – it’s utter nonsense.”
Staff shortages have resulted in long queues and delays at airports globally, from Toronto to Dublin, while a rising number of Covid-19 cases have forced Aer Lingus to cancel several flights in recent days.